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RATINGS: 1139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 84   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
This Special Ale is, in reality, a reconstructed exhumation of the very first ale that we ever brewed way, way back, in 1993. Brewed with a big head, a muscular malty thorax, a silky texture & all strung together with a hoppy sweet nerve sack... yum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LearninBeer (436) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2014
The aroma is hoppy, spruce and grass and a little malt, caramel. Pours a clear copper amber/brown, with a big off white head mostly diminishing with excellent lacing. The taste is medium bitter. The body is medium, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish bitter. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartzluke (433) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 28, 2015
12 oz pour from refrigerated bomber into Spiegelau IPA glass. Strong head that dissipates moderately quickly. Leaves a bit of head on the top of the beer. Little lacing. Nice ruby color. Strong carbonation. Moderately opaque. Nose is great. Fruit and pine. Mouthfeel is a bit creamy with a bit of a carbonated bite. Taste is nice with mild sweetness. Strong hop bitterness, though not much aftertaste. Good maltiness. Pine, orange juice, raisin, and biscuit. A very enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thechasm442 (430) - Manhattan, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Fresh bomber poured into a Duvel glass. Pours a somewhat hazy copper red with an inch of thick off white head that leaves nice lacing. Typical aromas of pine, caramel, citrus, and toasted bread. You can tell it’s a red. Upon first sip the beer has a citric, piney quality up front that is quickly met with caramel and bread malts, maybe even sourdough. It’s a tasty red that sticks to your mouth and doesn’t have much noticeable alcohol or anything. A solid beer for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zekada (427) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma is stray with some hops. Pours amber with a medium white head. Taste is heavy hops and fruit. Palate is fittingly stray and sticky. Overall a really pleasant beer which reminds much of a DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - MAY 7, 2006
on tap at d’s. Clear orangish red with no head. Aroma is lots of citrus and a bit of grass. Flavor is similar...quite a bit of citrusy hops and a tad bit of caramel malt. Body is lightly carbonated and a bit oily. This is kind of like a troegs nugget nectar that didn’t quite make it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2005
The aroma had big cascade hops! Citrus, pine, grapefruits. The flavor was the same except a slight malty note. The beer poured a golden orange color w/ red highlights; thin head and lacing. The mouthfeel was light and creamy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
michcam8 (417) - Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2012
Poured to glass...appearance is a clear amber color with not much of a head. So so on the lacing. Aroma is delightful, fresh strawberries, hops and pine. Slightly bitter taste with a long hoppy finish. Enjoyable beer from one of my favorite brewers. Would recommend.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
FestDecBeet (412) - - SEP 18, 2014
Look: pours a dark copper. Off white head. Very clear. Smell: sweet caramel. Tropical fruit. Mango. Citrus. Pine. Taste: citrus. Grapefruit. Pine. Feel: slight dryness. Leaves a thick film on the mouth. Overall: good beer. Nice cross between a red beer and an IPA. Good American hop flavor. Love the sweet flavor from the malt. First Drank: home 9/17/14

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wihlan (403) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2014
Flaska från systemet - maltig doft, lite mörkare och något grumlig. Komplex maltig smak och en fyllig kropp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2005
Pours a reddish amber color with a thick ivory colored rocky head. Some earthy hop aromas but not a lot in the nose. Medium bodied with a nice soft mouth feel. A great balance of earthy hop and malt flavors. It finishes with a touch of lingering bitterness in the finish. Well done!

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